Santa Fe Trail Association

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Santa Fe Trail Association – Calendar of Events
To submit an event for consideration on this calendar of events, please visit the following link: www.santafetrail.org/forms/calendar-form.html

 

To determine events being held at the National Park sites along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, please visit the following links: 
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site -- http://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/calendar.htm  
Fort Larned National Historic Site -- http://www.nps.gov/fols/planyourvisit/calendar.htm 
Fort Union National Monument -- http://www.nps.gov/foun/planyourvisit/calendar.htm 
Pecos National Historic Park -- http://www.nps.gov/peco/planyourvisit/index.htm

 

--SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION 2019 EVENTS

 

April 2019 Events:
April 27, 2019: Fort Larned Old Guard Annual Mess & Muster at Fort Larned NHS, 1P with dedication of new markers and programs about archaeology at Fort Larned and at the Cheyenne & Lakota village west of the fort. Dinner reservations required by April 18. Contact Leo Oliva at 888-321-7341. 
April 28, 2019: Wet/Dry Routes Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meeting at Fort Larned NHS , 1P with lunch & presentation about Lt. Simon Bolivar Buckner on the Santa Fe Trail. Lunch reservations required by April 22, call Alice Clapsaddle at 620-285-3295.


May 2019 Events:

May 11, 2019:  Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association -- Grasslands Tour.  We’ll travel to Vogel Canyon to see the location of a stage station and view some of the rock art in the Canyon during our Chapter field trip on May 11.  Wear closed toe / walking / hiking shoes.  Contact: Kevin Lindah – 719-469-1894
May 11, 2019:  The End of the Trail Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association program and meeting at the Southside Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library located at 6599 Jaguar Drive. Joy Poole will share information about the amazing life of Dr. Roland Willard.  Her acclaimed book, Over the Santa Fe Trail to Mexico:  The Travel Diaries and Autobiography of Dr. Roland Willard, was published in 2017 by the University of Oklahoma Press and received national acclaim and awards, including the Louise Barry Writing Award from the Santa Fe Trail Association.  For more information: Joy Poole at amusejoy@msn.com or 505-660-1845.

 

June 2019 Events:

June 7-9, 2019:  Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association --  Weekend event, Abiquiu and sites around northern New Mexico. Bring a variety of clothes and to include walking or hiking shoes and for the June weekend.  If you plan to attend or have any questions or comments, please call Dotti Russell at 719-336-2213 or email her at djrussell123@hotmail.com.
June 8, 2019:  Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association dedication of the Rock Creek Trail and debut of the Traveling Trail Troupe Cast of Characters from the Santa Fe Trail.  2:00 p.m. at the Della Orton Property, Rock Creek Trail trailhead located ½ miles north on South 200th Road, Morris County, KS – about 6 miles east of Council Grove on Hwy. 56. 
June 8, 2019:  Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association and the Friends of the Kaw, night at the Mission featuring music, history and artifacts at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, 7:00 p.m. Kaw Mission, Council Grove, KS.
June 29, 2019:  The End of the Trail Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association Field Trip to Cimarron and Rayado, NM, including a tour of the Philmont Scout Ranch Museum, the Kit Carson and Abreu homes, as well as a SFT hiking trail.  Participants should plan to carpool and bring a brown bag lunch.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the NW corner of Albertson’s at the corner of Zia and St. Francis. 10:30 a.m. Santa Fe Trail Wayside Exhibit in Cimarron, NM; 11:00 a.m. Tour of the new Philmont Scout Museum; 12:00 p.m. Lunch on the grounds of Philmont; After lunch the group will head over to Rayado for a tour of the Carson-Abreu complex; 2:30 -3:00 p.m. Return to Santa Fe (arriving by 5:30 pm) Minimum number is 10 – RSVP to Joy Poole by June 15th at:  amusejoy@msn.com or 505-660-1845.

 

July 2019 Events:

July 22, 2019:  Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association Joint Meeting with the Barton County Historical Society.  ”Cholera on the Plains” presented by Linda Colle at 7:30p.m.Barton County Museum, 85 U.S. Highway 281, Great Bend, Kansas


August 2019 Events:  

 

September 2019 Events:

September 21, 2019:  The End of the Trail Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association program and meeting at the Southside Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library located at 6599 Jaguar Drive, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  “The West:  Singing its Story” presentation by Ralph Estes.   A troubadour who sings and tells stories of the West, Ralph runs the Corrales Campfire series of house concerts, and is a member of the Western Music Association and the Western Writers of America. For more information: Joy Poole at amusejoy@msn.com or 505-660-1845.

Sept. 25, 2019:   SFTA Fall Board of Directors Meeting, St. Louis, MO.  9:00 a.m. Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO
Sept. 25-28, 2019:  SFTA Symposium, “Gateway to Santa Fe,” St. Louis, MO.  9:00 a.m. Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO

 

October 2019 Events:

October 5, 2019:  Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association program,  “Memories of The Santa Fe School,” presented by Phyllis Scherich.  Joint program with the McPherson County Historical Society, 2:00p.m. McPherson Museum, 1111 East Kansas, McPherson, Kansas.

 

--SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION 2020 EVENTS 
April 17-18, 2020:  SFTA Spring Board of Directors Meeting, Location- Dodge City, KS
Sept. 24, 2020:   SFTA Fall Board of Directors Meeting, Larned, KS
Sept. 24-26, 2020:   Rendezvous 2020, Larned, KS

 

--SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION 2021 EVENTS including 200th Commemoration Activities 
April 17, 2021:  SFTA Spring Board of Directors Meeting, Location TBD
May 8, 2021:  McPherson County All-Schools Day, Cottonwood Crossing & Quivira Chapter event.
June 12, 2021:  Symphony in the Flint Hills on the Santa Fe Trail.

September 1, 2021:  Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association to host Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  To acknowledge the departure of William Becknell and companions, MRO will host a short program at the site of the SFTA markers at Franklin, then day-long activities at Arrow Rock, MO.  This will be a joint commemoration with Arrow Rock Missouri State  Park (DNR) and Friends of Arrow Rock.  More details to follow. 

September 4-5, 2021, Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  Weekend commemoration at Fort Osage.  Sponsored by MRO/SFTA, Jackson County Parks & Rec and the Society of Friends of Fort Osage.  More details to follow. 

September 8, 2021Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will host a program at Nine-Mile Point, Weltner Park at 79th and State Line Road in Prairie Village, KS.  Nine-Mile Point is the location where the early trace of the Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri state line in the 1820s. The site also represents the earliest official government documentation of any location on the Santa Fe Trail. In 1821 William Becknell and his small group of men on horseback documented this site as they traveled from frontier Missouri to Mexico’s northern colonial outpost, Santa Fe.  The first wagons to carry freight over the Santa Fe Trail crossed here in 1822. More details to follow. 

Sept. 22, 2021:   SFTA Fall Board of Directors Meeting, LaJunta, CO

Sept. 22-26, 2021 Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  SFTA Symposium hosted by the Bent’s Fort Chapter and the Bent’s Fort National Historic Site.  Events will be held in La Junta, CO & at Bent’s Old Fort NHS and will include speakers, tours, and living history.  For more information, visit:  www.2021sfts.com

 

 



Our Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.  The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.